Milford Township, Story County, Iowa

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Milford Township
Township
Location in Story County
Location in Story County
Coordinates: 42°04′39″N 093°31′19″W / 42.07750°N 93.52194°W / 42.07750; -93.52194Coordinates: 42°04′39″N 093°31′19″W / 42.07750°N 93.52194°W / 42.07750; -93.52194
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Story
Area
 • Total 37.2 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Land 37.2 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0.0%
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 569
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km2)
ZIP Code 50010
Area code(s) 515

Milford Township is a township in Story County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 569.

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Milford Township covers an area of 37.2 square miles (96 km2) and contains a small portion of the incorporated town of Ames. According to the USGS, it contains four cemeteries: Brouhard Cemetery, Evergreen Memory Gardens, Knoll Cemetery and Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

I-35.svg Interstate 35 runs north and south through the township and County Road E29 runs east-west.

Story County maintains McFarland Park which is a 200-acre (0.81 km2) area located in northwest Milford Township. Visitors can explore a variety of ecotypes including tallgrass prairie, woodland, and stream habitats. The park has 5.5 miles (8.9 km) of trails that are open to hiking and off-road biking, but interior trails with stairs are closed to bicyclists. The park includes a 6.5-acre (26,000 m2) lake stocked with bluegill, bass, and catfish. Winter activities include ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

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